Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Park That Asheville Forgot

Jennifer Saylor gives us an essay in words and pictures of George Washington Carver Edible Park. Here's an excerpt:

"My friend Rowan and I go there often and have been struck by two things.

One, the park is beautiful and a good place to visit.

Two, it is in absolutely desperate need of attention.

When you go there, you can gather nigella seeds, snack on sweet grape tomatoes and pick a bouquet of mint and sweet peas for your living room. Just watch out for condom wrappers, broken glass, whiskey bottles and holes in the boardwalk big enough to catch an unwary ankle."

Go read the whole thing!


ash said...

this is what blogging's all about. great job!

Screwy Hoolie said...

we aims to please.

Jennifer Saylor said...

Hey y'all, thanks for the link!

The Edible Park still needs volunteers. If you want to help, send email to info@bountifulcitiesproject.org or call 828-257-4000. Currently the park staff is 100% volunteer.

The park is over by the Stephens-Lee center. Just park by the dumpster and follow the path by the tennis court.

Looks like the next workday will be Saturday, August 18, probably at 9:30 AM.

If you don't feel up to working, just come by and see the park sometime. It's a nice place to visit, and it needs more visitors, more visibility and more community use and support.

Plus, several trees full of fresh figs will be ripening soon...